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Help Craig fulfill his bucket list

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Ben Kieboom and Cas Carter for Craig and Jennifer Gutry

$12,781 donated
Given by 224 generous donors in around 11 months

The Gutry family has contributed massively to the Kāpiti community and deserve all of our support in this challenging time of life.

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A few days ago, the widely known and loved Kāpiti College canteen manager (and previously canteen manager at Paraparaumu College), Craig Gutry, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. This devastating news is amplified by the fact that his wife, former Chair of the Kāpiti College Board of Trustees Jennie Gutry, is in remission from the same colon cancer Craig is now terminal with. Both Craig and Jennie are active in their community and consistently devote time to supporting others.

We want to thank the Gutry family for their service by ensuring they have the financial means to complete Craig’s ‘bucket list.’

Ben Kieboom and Cas Carter's involvement (page creator)

We have known the Gutry family for some time. They have contributed immensely to the Kāpiti Coast community and deserve all of our help in this difficult stage of life.

Use of funds

The funds will be used for Craig's 'bucket list' and the expected associated costs of the situation.

Latest update

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"It's not over yet."   19 August 2019

Posted by: Ben Kieboom and Cas Carter

With the funds raised on this page, Craig has had some lovely times ticking off bucket list items. He's been on the Northern Explorer train to Auckland, fished with his brother and other members of the family (they caught 60 snapper between them), he's set up an orchid house in the garden and installed an ancient spa pool in the garden, fly fished with a junior NZ champion, had a beautiful garden concert put on by kind Kapiti musicians, and spent lots of time with family. Next week he is off to his ultimate bucket list item, a fly fishing and gourmet weekend at Huka Lodge. Craig, Jennie and their children Louis, Hannah, Katie and Josephine thank you for giving Craig and them these lovely memories.

For a while Craig was doing very well on chemo but now the treatment he was on has stopped working. Cancer has spread to his neck and stomach and the only option left is an unfunded drug - Avastin. This will cost around $25,000. Any further funds donated to this page will be used to help fund this drug.

Craig remains optimistic - "it's not over yet" he says. He is fishing as much as he can and getting paintings ready for the Rotary Art Show on at Southwards this coming Labour weekend, which is a fundraiser for the Kapiti Performing Arts Centre.

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Latest donations

Terry on 22 Nov 2019
Gillian on 21 Nov 2019
All the very best Craig.
Stevie & Tracy Metin
Stevie & Tracy Metin on 11 Sep 2019
Sarah on 07 Sep 2019
We hope this goes some way towards helping you reach the amount you need. A life should so not be dependent on your finances.
Marieke on 06 Sep 2019

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Created by Ben Kieboom and Cas Carter
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Paying to a verified bank account of Craig and Jennifer Gutry

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